Collection RC0588 - Rolf, Serviceman

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Rolf, Serviceman

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  • 1946 (Creation)

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2 items and 34 black and white photographs

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Rolf was an American serviceman during WWII.

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This small collection consists of two long and detailed letters, and 34 photographs. The letters are written by an American serviceman to his mother relating what he has seen at Buchenwald following the war and during one of the trials at Nuremburg. He is only identified by his first name, Rolf. The photographs document the state of the places he was travelling: downed aircraft, troop movements, the countryside etc. In his letter about Buchenwald he references specific photographs, but these were not included as part of the archive.

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The material (2014-017) was acquired in March 2011.


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Box G016
F.1: Letter from Rolf to his mother detailing his visit to the Buchenwald Concentration Camp and a bit about the city of Weimar nearby. 4 typed pages, signed. Crimmitschau, Germany. [c.1945].
F.2: Letter from Rolf to his mother detailing one of the days of the Nuremburg Trials. 4 typed pages, signed. Kitzingen, Germany. 19 January 1946.
F.3: Thirty-four black and white photographs. Size ranges from 5x4cm to 8x11.5cm. [c.1945].

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Second World War Related.

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